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welcome back, everybody. our end point. earlier, we spoke to bill cosby a little about the anniversary of the 1963 birmingham civil rights movement. here's what he told us. >> on our part as professors and presidents of colleges all over and in public schools, we need to get the education of the correct history that happened so that people can say, yes, this really did happen. >> so that kicks off, this weekend kicked off the changing lives, education and entrepreneurial summit, which bill cosby is going to be hosting in the fall. he says they want to drive the
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dialogue so that we can't move 50 years forward until we come up with a solution to solving educational issues and also a formula for business as well, black business. that is it this morning for "starting point." "cnn newsroom" with christi paul begins now. i'll see everyone back here tomorrow morning. happening now in the newsroom. a 911 shocker. >> we need to get cpr started. that's not enough, okay? >> yeah, we can't do cpr. >> she's going to die if we don't get this started. >> frustration and outrage as an 87-year-old woman collapses at her retirement home, and the nurses refusing to help her. >> is there anyone who works there that is willing to do it? we're going to let this lady die? also, housing crisis. big banks, bank of america, citigroup, chase, and wells fargo wrongfully closing on hundreds of military families.
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plus the call. >> officers are going to be there any second. >> he's going back downstairs. >> cnn goes one-on-one with halle berry, who opens up about her own home intruder. >> from the time i thought they were in, i couldn't stop talking, and the operator said to me, ma'am, if they're in your house, you must be quiet. stop talking. and a buzzer beater you won't believe. two seconds, 55 feet, and nothing but net. you're live in the "cnn newsroom." good morning to you on a monday. i know you're thinking where did the weekend go? i'm christi paul in for carol costello. i'm with you on that one, by the way. let's begin in florida where a houseful of memories is being torn down as we speak. this is coming from the town of seffner where crews are working to safely turn down, as you can
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see now, what's left of that house. it was thursday that a sinkhole opened up, killing 37-year-old jeff bush as he slept in his bed. then as a crane started to tear down the house, there was a small, really important development in this story. some of the family treasures were able to be saved, among them, the family bible, photo album, a jewelry box, and a pink teddy bear. for just a moment, this was something the family could celebrate. this morning, though, it's back to reality. as you see that crane there at work again. crews still trying to determine too if the house is safe enough to get anything else out at this point. don't think so. george howell is there now. george, when did they start tearing this thing down? >> reporter: christi, they started 30 minutes ago. the officials here described it as an emotional process for them. you can bet it's moim femotiona this family. just standing here, you feel like you're at the site of a memorial, a place where a man
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died. you can see what's happening. a very delicate process, crews going through this house with this track hoe, the 80-foot arm. the goal is to pull all of the debris as close to the road as possible so the family can go through, sift through, and find valuables, the things that are important to them. keep in mind again, this was a home that was full of memories, years of memories, just a few minutes ago, we got some video, and you can see how delicate this process is. the crews there, they found a few pictures and brought it over to the family members. they're trying to take as much care as possible in this process. again, the goal is to remove all of this debris, move it up to the street, and then get a better idea of the scope and scale of the sinkhole, christi, that has grown underneath the home. >> all right. hey, george howell, thank you so much for bringing us the latest from the scene there. we appreciate it. i do want to get you to other top stories this morning so you can get on with your day in the know, so to speak. a retirement facility in bakersfield, california,
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standing by a decision not to give cpr to an 87-year-old resident. the woman collapsed, and no one on the staff was willing to try to revive her, apparently. she did dilator. glenwood gardens says it has that policy because it's not a nursing home. but listen to the 911 operator trying to persuade someone to help. >> is there anybody that works there that's willing to do it? >> we can't do that. that's not how -- >> are we going to let this lady die? >> that's why we're calling 911. i'm sorry. >> we can't wait. she can't wait right now. she is stopping breathing. she can't wait for them to get there. >> more of the chilling 911 tapes next hour. we'll have that for you. scary moments for several passengers on a bus when the driver faints and falls out of the seat. [ screaming ] >> they're just all over the
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road. passengers did jump into action to stop that out of control bus, which did hit several cars and signs. according to the "herald sun," the two women who got control of the bus have not only been thanked, but they've been given permanent free bus fares. authorities are looking over two planes that made emergency landings at nearly the same time this morning. this was at amsterdam's airport. the first plane was a klm flight headed to milan, italy. it reported a possible technical problem. the second plane was a delta flight headed to mumbai. it landed for precautionary measures. no injuries were reported, thankfully. let's talk about what might be happening outside your window. it's being called the biggest snowstorm of the season. it's moving into the mid-atlantic. jennifer delgado is in the weather center. when we say this is a mega storm, how mega are we talking? >> we're going to add it to the other list of the three major storms that we've already had this season. looking at the radar right now, christi, it doesn't look that impressive. the storm is going to get
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energized, especially as we go later tonight in the overnight hours, we're going to start to see all of that snow coming down in areas like chicago, as well as into wisconsin, and parts of eastern minneapolis. as we show you right now, look what's happening there. we have winter storm warnings and watches in place from montana all the way over towards maryland. that includes a 600,000 square mile area. this storm system has the potential to affect millions of people. we track this for you. as we give you an idea, this is tuesday, 8:00 a.m. that snow really starts to come down for parts of chicago. as we go tuesday afternoon, we're talking ft. wayne, indiana, that snow comes down there. then wednesday this becomes a mid-atlantic problem. here's the problem with the storm. we're still watching those totals for areas like washington, d.c., richmond, as well as into baltimore. look at these totals. we're talking some of these locations more than a foot. ft. wayne, 12 to 18 inches. washington, d.c., your area is really going to depend on the track of this slope as it moves up the coast. if it does bring in more warm
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air, we are going to see the snow totals being less than what we're picking up right now. keep in mind, you're looking at pink and purple. we're talking 12 to 20 inches of snowfall. of course, the heaviest is going to be along the mountains, but for washington, d.c., we're still saying you could see roughly five to six inches of snowfall. this is just one model, and then thursday we're going to keep that low right along the coast. that means windy conditions as well as the potential for coastal flooding. this is going to be potentially a mess. 600,000 square mile area affected by the storm. >> they always warn us about march, don't they? >> you never know what's coming. thank you, jennifer. we appreciate it. this morning i want to tell you about a major milestone in the fight against aids. doctors in mississippi say a baby girl born with hiv now shows no signs of the virus, and no one's more surprised than the pediatrician who was treating her. in fact, listen to what she told cnn affiliate wapt when she discovered this baby no longer
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had any trace of the virus. >> my first thought was to panic. i thought, oh, my goodness, i have been treating a child who's not actually infected. >> this remarkable story could certainly rewrite treatment of the youngest hiv victims around the world. cnn senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen has a closer look for us. >> reporter: it's a startling announcement. doctors say they've cured a 2-year-old in mississippi of hiv. the infection she'd had since birth gone. >> it's fantastic news from any number of angles, of course, that a child has been cured. but this actually happened really quite easily and quite inexpensively. >> reporter: the cure came about as kind of a fluke. the baby was born to an hiv positive mother who transmitted the virus to her daughter. the baby was put on hiv drugs, but the mother for some reason stopped giving them to her when she was about 15 months old. she was taken back to the doctor around her 2nd birthday, and
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tests showed the baby was hiv free even though she'd been off medication for eight to ten months. >> it's fantastic news. this is something i don't think anybody would have been expected. >> reporter: the key to success here might have been the baby received relatively high doses of three hiv drugs soon after birth. usually hiv-positive newborns get low doses of one or two drugs after birth. if other babies could be cured after just 15 months on drugs, that would be huge. now hiv positive babies take these drugs for life, and they can be toxic. more studies need to be done, but this case may have inadvertently paved the way for other babies to have a brighter future. >> elizabeth cohen with us now here. does it mean she's 100% free? >> not 100%. so when they did just the regular test for hiv, they found nothing. then they brought in doctors from the university of massachusetts and johns hopkins, and they did these ultra-super
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duper sensitive tests used for research, and they found tiny remnants of dna and rna from the hiv virus. they didn't find the whole virus, just these little genetic snippets really in tiny, tiny levels. she's not 100% free, which is why some people say she's functionally cured because there's some in her. but functionally, she's fine. she's not sick. she's not getting treated for hiv. you would never know this baby had hiv. >> that's what functionally means, that she's got traces of it, but it's not affecting her. >> correct. >> elizabeth, thank you so much. good to know. obviously, we'll be watching for that. you know, we're, of course, watching queen elizabeth too. she's still in the hospital this morning with that stomach bug. buckingham palace says it's a precautionary measure. cnn's max foster joining us from outside the hospital in london right now. what are you hearing, max, about the queen's condition this hour? >> reporter: christi, i have to tell you, just around the back
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of the hospital, there's a big car that's arrived round the back, and the palace press team have just gone into the hospital. there was a wrap there they've taken either way, and all the indications is she's about to come out. she would have been in there about 24 hours. we haven't got confirmation from the palace that she's coming out. they're not saying she's not coming out. we're expecting her to come out within the next hour or so. she's been in there since yesterday. she has this gastroenteritis, a stomach bug. she's had it since friday, we understand. it got very bad yesterday, and she's had to come in. it looks like she's had a day's worth of treatment and analysis, and we wait to see her condition when she takes to the steps behind me. >> lrtd. hey, max, thank you so much for the update. good to see you today. while the world waits to hear news of her and the world waits for a new pope, of course, the people behind "saturday night live," they have an idea as to who it might be. they told it in a spoof of cnn's "the situation room." >> retired pope benedict is
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trying to compete in cuteness, and now he's attempting an oh, no you didn't gesture, not even registering with the crowd because the new pope is riding a cardinal like a horsey. >> look at that. wow, i could watch that all day, huh? how about that? horsey rides in the vatican, that's got to be a first but probably isn't. >> yes, wolf, she is cute as hell. >> but is it enough to turn the fortunes of this beleaguered church? >> is the pope catholic? >> she is not, and i don't think anyone cares. >> a little laugh to get you going this morning in case you missed it on "saturday night live." let me tell you too about this 28-year-old woman who's making history. her sights set on playing in the big league. we're going to show you how she performed in her long awaited tryout. ♪
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up next in the "newsroom," we're tracking the markets, every move for you. and dennis rodman back from visiting the north korean president with sage advice for our president. >> he want obama to do one thing, call him. >> he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right. >> political buzz waking you up.
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16 minutes past the hour. here are the morning's top stories for you. a coroner and a family disagreeing about the murder of marco mcmillen, an openly gay mississippi mayoral candidate. his family says he was beaten, dragged, and burned. the coroner says he's not sure where that information is coming from, but he says there are signs of an altercation. however, that didn't kill him. there is an ongoing investigation, of course. police have charged 22-year-old
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lawrence reed with murder. a drummer for country star kellie pickler is still in critical but stable condition in a kentucky hospital. 36-year-old craig loman suffered head and neck injuries in a massive crash on saturday. police say a driver ran into the back of loman's truck after he had slowed down for a fiery crash that had killed six people. and more than 100 cardinals will meet again in two hours and could set the date for the conclave that will choose the next pope. a vatican spokesman says catholics may not have to wait very long to find out who it's going to be. a new pope could be in place by march 15th. all right. let's bring you back here to the u.s. a 28-year-old making history. lauren silverman tried out to be an nfl kicker. the first female to do so, mind you. but it wasn't quite her day. her two kicks didn't even go 20 yards. she said she was dealing with a quad injury, and she did thank the nfl certainly for the opportunity. maybe this is just a sign of things to come, see more of it. they took the weekend off,
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and now congress returns to work after $85 billion in forced spending cuts took effect on friday. while most of us are waiting to see what happens as a result of the cuts, another big economic crisis is many llooming. the government could shut down later this month if congress doesn't do something. dan lothian joins us. i know the congress is having to tackle the spending cuts and a possible shutdown. how is that working with two economic crises? >> reporter: pardon the breeze we're having out here today, but, yes, they are facing two key fiscal issues here in washington. on the shutdown of the government, i think what you're hearing from both sides, republicans and democrats, is this is something they do not want to happen. you heard from speaker boehner last week saying that this week they would be taking up a measure to continue funding the government, and the white house has said that it supports the continued resolution, or the cr, as it's known, if it's done the right way. you're hearing a lot of optimism
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around the government continuing to be funded. but there's the issue of those deep spending cuts that kicked in late last week. and the president, according to a top adviser over the weekend, spent the time working the phones, talking to both republicans and democrats, talking to democrats specifically about making progress on entitlement reform. but also trying to sway republicans. take a listen. >> republicans who realize that, if we have that type of entitlement reform, they'd be willing to have tax reform that raises revenues to lower the deficit. >> the issue here is spending. spendsing is out of control. there are smarter ways to cut spending than the silly sequester the president demanded. so we need to address the long-term spending problems, but we can't cut our way to prosperity. >> reporter: so republicans still digging in, saying that they don't think there's a need for more revenue, that the president got those tax increases in that fiscal cliff
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deal, and that started on the 1st of january. there are top republicans saying they don't believe there's anyone in their party right now who would be willing to embrace tax increases, christi. >> all right. thank you so much, dan lothian. we're going to talk to you in a little bit. so much more going on in washington. i want to give you a live shot of what's happening in london right now. you're looking at the people who are on watch for the queen. she's expected to be released from the hospital any time now. our max foster is there. remember she was admitted friday for some sort of gast gastrointestinal bug. queen elizabeth expected to be released. oh this is lame,
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starts as low as $129 a year. for an agent, call the number that appears on your screen. queen elizabeth has been in the hospital since friday. i want to get you to max foster with details. max, what do you know? >> reporter: they've made it very clear to me she'll be leaving soon. on these matters, they never give official confirmation, but you read between the lines from the people at the palace, it's
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very clear she's coming out. obviously, as you can see, the police are set up for it. we are expecting her to come out the front. it's going to be interesting to see her. we did get images of her going into hospital yesterday. she was clearly very ill. she doesn't want to go to hospital. she hasn't been to hospital for ten years. she's cancelled all those engagements. it was serious, serious enough for her to come here. also, we expected her to be in for two days. that was a guidance. if she does come out the next few minutes or hours, she would have been in for just one day. we do know, i was told, she basically doesn't want to make a fuss. she doesn't want the hospital to have lots of royal visitors. it would have been her determination, i'm sure, she'd want to come out as soon as possible. >> you mentioned she was there briefly, but did she have any visitors while she was there that we know of, max? >> reporter: she didn't have visitors. she had made it clear she didn't want royal visitors causing a fuss in the hospital.
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it does cause a commotion with all the security problems. no visitors. also, the royal family doesn't operate like other families. they don't necessarily visit at the drop of a hat because they know the world is watching, and that might raise concerns. no visitors. if she's coming out soon, she would have had the intention of coming out soon, i think, and she would have told her family that. >> you made a good point, raising concerns as soon as she goes into the hospital. what was the reaction of the folks there in england? as they watched her go in. we know that she's older. i'm wondering if there were fears there could be a change in the monarchy, that this was something even more serious than it turned out to be. >> reporter: it was an interesting wording we got yesterday was that she had symptoms of this stomach bug, wasn't necessarily the stomach bug. so that gave us an indication they were looking for an underlying cause of this.
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if she does come out soon, it would suggest it was just a stomach bug. but there was a moment when people were thinking maybe this was something more serious. the context here in europe is the dutch queen recently abdicated, got the pope resigning, and a suggestion that she is perhaps in her mid-80s and she should consider actually giving more of her role to the younger royals or even resigning herself. that's certainly not what she represents and something she would consider normally. she carries on regardless. she epitomizes the british stiff upper lip. i don't think she would ever resign unless she felt she couldn't do her job properly. >> max foster, thank you for keeping us updated. we'll keep the camera posted to see if we can see the queen when she does leave. max, thank you very much. let me get you to a scene that will likely be written into the show. three "modern family" members stuck in an elevator, and we have their tweeted video for you.
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happy monday to you. 30 minutes past the hour. christi paul in for carol costello. u.s. stocks set to open lower as the bell rings on wall street. you hear it there. investors are worried about china's push to avoid a real estate bubble and continued uncertainty in europe as well. that's what's driving numbers, a big leap today. in about 45 minutes, president obama is going to announce his pick for budget director. he'll nominate silvia matthews burwell at the post. we know she heads the walmart foundation and previously served president clinton, in fact, where she became the deputy budget director in that administration. vice president joe biden says he's sorry for not being part of the civil rights movement in 1965. he joined hundreds in selma,
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alabama, to commemorate bloody sunday, the day civil rights activists were beaten by police. congressman george lewis joined him, who was among those beaten by police. let's wake you up with a little bit of buzz. your rapid fire look at the best political topics of the day. three topics, 30 seconds on the clock. playing with us, cnn contributor l.z. granterson, and cnn contributor and analyst for the blaze, will cain. thank you for being with us. >> thank you. >> first up, mitt romney and the what ifs of a failed presidential bid. we know his wife, ann romney, said the government's forced spending cuts never would have happened under a president romney watch. >> he has enormous skill sets in dealing with difficult issues, and i totally believe at this moment, if mitt were there in the office, that we would not be facing sequestration right now. >> we have to keep in mind that mr. romney wasn't able to really
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unify his own party to support him. could he really have forged this bipartisan deal and averted the forced spending cuts, as his wife claims? all right. l.v l.z., take it away. >> no. short word answer, no. it's very nice she loves her husband. that's very cute. the fact of the matter is that, when he was governor for years, governor romney vetoed more than 800 times the democratic legislature he was working with. what makes the number more astonishing is that he was on the role for part of or all of 417 days. he spent the majority of his time vetoing what's given to him to sign. i don't understand how he thinks he could do this when he couldn't unify his own state. >> not only is it can you avert the sequester, but can you put together a bipartisan deal to
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have serious entitlement reform and serious debt reduction? i can't live in an alternate universe and prove a negative, where, yes, he would have been better, or as l.z. said, he wouldn't have been. but president obama can't have done worse. he's chosen the rhetorical presidency, to campaign through this whole process to berate the republicans. that wasn't bringing the parties together. he entrenched them on both sides. i can't say he have would have gotten a bipartisan deal done. he would have done worse with obama. >> let's get to number two, which is a reality check. mitt romney did have trouble connecting with voters. was there, i should say, a disconnect from the obvious. despite a parade of gloomy polls and even dissatisfied grumbles from fellow republicans, romney says he was convinced he was going to win this thing even after the polls closed on election night. listen to this. >> it was a slow recognition until ultimately, when the ohio numbers began coming in and they were disappointing, i said,
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look, this looks like we've lost. wasn't certain. some people said, oh, look, if this number here comes in, you could win. by 8:00 or 9:00, it was pretty clear that we were not going to win. >> romney, was he blinded by optimism or just in the dark to believe that he could win on election night? will? >> i don't know. is he talking about election night there? some people coming in at 8:00 or 9:00. he might have been listening to karl rove, who held out until the very last moment. whether he was blinded by optimism or the dark, he didn't see. a lot of people didn't see the electorate had changed in 2008 and remained the same in 2012. 2008 wasn't this aberration. he would have historical turnouts of minor the is aitiesg voters, and it would happen again. i'm sure romney had advisers convincing him it would look a lot more like it did in 2004, not 2008. and they were wrong up until the end. >> l.z.? >> he was living in a bubble, i'll tell you.
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i saw a campaign ad he ran in michigan talking about being the center of detroit, and he didn't have a single black person in the campaign ad. how do you do when talking about detroit? i visited ohio shortly after president obama visited ohio state university. i had a hard time finding any mitt romney signs. i don't know what world he was living in in which he thought he was going to win those two critical states. i don't know what world he was living in where he thought he was going to be president and couldn't win his home state of massachusetts. i just assumed he was living in a bubble and was overly optimistic. >> let's talk about topic number three. dennis rodman, diplomat maybe? the former nba player back from north korea, where he met with basketball fan and iron fisted leader kim jong-un. rodman says he loves the guy, even in the face, of course, of all those pesky prison camps and starving masses, for heaven's sakes. the worm, apparently, is even dishing out an invite to president obama. >> he want obama to do one
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thing, call him. he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right. he told me that. he said, if you can, dennis, i don't want to do war. i don't want to do war. he said that to me. >> did you say, why don't you pick up the phone and call president obama? >> no, you know, it's a different story. it's a different story because, guess what, the kid is only 28 years old. 28. >> no one's ever going to confuse rodman with being secretary of state. we'll just put that out there. but what about his gushing praise for this guy? is rodman a pawn? is he a peace maker? is he just another punch line? is l.z.? >> was that a "saturday night live" skit? >> no. >> because i just simply can't believe we're still talking about dennis rodman in this capacity. look, you can't expect the united states president to take a shout out instruction from dennis rodman about how to handle international politics. of course, he's a punch line. it's very funny except for the fact that we have a very serious
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battle on our hands with north korea. >> exactly. very good point to make. will? >> right. i would love to laugh along with dennis rodman. he has been good at reminding us that whatever we're paying attention to, for example, sports and basketball, it's entertainment, but not on this. this is serious. he was embarrassing yesterday. george stephanopoulos addressed it as it should be, as a serious topic, talking about prison camps. and dennis rodman was embarrassing. he doesn't know what he's talking about. he's over there talking to kim jong-un, who he described as a good guy. >> cnn contributors l.z. granderson and will cain, thanks for being with us. it was on here, the threat talked about all over washington, gene sperling with longtime washington reporter bob woodward. woodward said he was threatened on his recent reporting on the spending cuts. however, we need to clarify, he did not name sperling. sperling finally responded to cnn's candy crowley. >> bob and i have known each
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other for 20 years, and we've always had a friendly and respectful relationship. anybody who looks at the e-mails that went from me and that came back from him can see that there's respect and friendliness. >> somehow he didn't feel that, though. >> you know, i can't explain that entirely. i'll say the following. i think he's a legend. i hope that him and i can put this behind us, and i hope that it helps all of us focus on, i think, the issues that bob and i care most about, which is how we come to the type of budget agreement that will help our economy, help jobs, help middle class americans. >> you can watch "state of the union" with candy crowley every sunday morning on cnn. actress halle berry has more in common with her new movie role than she'd like in "the call." >> operator said to me, ma'am, if they're in your house, you must be quiet. stop talking. and i could not stop talking. >> so she is talking now and telling us about her own
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this is what happens when you put three actors from abc's hit comedy "modern family" and they get stuck. they start to vent on twitter. >> get us out. >> whole room, get us out. >> the actors were on their way
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to a fund-raiser in kansas city on friday when their elevator stopped between floors. they were able to finally get out about an hour later, along with, as you can see there, about a dozen other people. hey, if you're going to be stuck in an elevator, wouldn't you love to be stuck with them? you know it would be fun. halle berry plays a 911 operator in her new movie "the call," and she apparently had real life experiences that had a hand in preparing her for this role. our nischelle turner is live in los angeles with the details. nischelle, what did she say? >> christi, first of all, i can't even imagine this feeling. it's very scary. and it was kind of a scary story for halle. she told us she had to make a panicked 911 call about a year before she started this film. listen to this. >> i did have to call 911 about a year before i made this movie. i had someone who was attempting to break into my house. when i called --
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>> all right. i want to take a break here for just a second. take a look at queen elizabeth there. she is walking. she looks healthy. she's being released from the hospital. live pictures for you here in london. she had some sort of gast gastrointestinal issue, and they were real concerned about her. concerned enough she had to go to the hospital, which is very unusual for the royal family. we just saw her walk out. she looked healthy. she looked happy. obviously, they're most likely going to be taking her back to the palace so she can get a little bit of r&r. good news there. queen elizabeth has left the hospital. max foster is there as well. max, looks like everything went off without a hitch. >> reporter: yeah. as you say, she looks really well. she had a big smile. she didn't want to come in here in the first place. her doctors wanted to treat her for this gastroenteritis we were told about on friday. things got worse and worse and
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worse until yesterday she got admitted to hospital. she's cancelled all of her engagements this week. a very big deal for her. she doesn't cancel things. she always wants to live up to her commitments. she didn't want any fuss or royal visitors. as you can see, she walked quite healthily out of the hospital. she is fit and well. we can only assume she's going off to recover now at windsor castle. >> exactly. hey, max, thank you so much for bringing us the very latest. we appreciate it. again, as he said, she looks fit. she looks well. obviously, whatever she was able to accomplish in the hospital, doctors were able to get her back up and moving again. let me tell you about the 700 families wrongly foreclosed on. wait until you hear what's worse. this happened to military families who have people they love serving our country while in harm's way. more than two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf. and every day since, we've worked hard to keep it.
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let's get you in the know with the top stories. the bro brooklyn baby rescued by caesarean section after a hit and run has died. both parents were also killed after a bmw crashed into their vehicle and drove off. police are asking the driver of that hit and run to turn themselves in. secretary of state john kerry's continuing his overseas
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trip by meeting with palestinian president mahmoud abbas in saudi arabia. kerry wrapped up a two-day visit to egypt on sunday, pledging $250 million in u.s. aid to support the country's future as a democracy. and a special honor for a survivor of the sandy hook elementary massacre. teacher natalie greenham pd dro the ceremonial first puck at the canadians-bruins game. she said she's a lifelong bruins fan. her leg is still in a cast, people, because she was hit by bullets while protecting her students. hundreds of military families are learning they wrongly lost their homes. "the new york times" said they were foreclosed on despite federal laws prohibiting this from happening while their loved ones were serving overseas. alison kosik joins us from the
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new york stock exchange. how did this happen, alison? >> reporter: this is like a bad movie that never ends. this goes back to the housing crisis, many families still dealing with the effects. and "the new york times" is saying that 700 military members wrongly lost their homes in 2009/2010. this is just a small fraction of americans who lost their homes to foreclosure wrongfully, since millions in total were foreclosed on. it doesn't make it any less painful. jp morgan, wells fargo, bank of america -- they all foreclosed on 200 military members who shouldn't have been in the first place. 100 of them have their mortgages with citigroup. this violates service members civil relief act. that is the federal law, which protects military members from foreclosure while they were on duty. "the new york times" says the numbers haven't been release the publicly. here's why it's all coming to light. these big banks are abuses, par8 billion settlement with
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regulators. they have to go back and identify borrowers who are evicted but shouldn't have been. wells fargo regrets any hardship that was caused. several banks point out people will be compensated. the $8 billion settlement means these people can receive hundreds of dollars to up to $125,000. that sounds okay, but you know what, the reality is, for most they've been kicked out of their homes so they won't get the homes back. very painful for a lot of military families. is there any recourse for them? >> this is the recourse, basically this $8 billion settlement. they can basically get their compensation that way. it's a tough pill to swallow. >> we appreciate ittals alson. a nascar driver is celebrating after breaking a 70-race winless streak. the american dream is of a better future,
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well, nfl history was made when the first female tried out for teams at a regional combine. jared has this morning's bleacher report. how did they do? >> it didn't last too long.
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lauren laur lauren silberman only lasted two kicks. the regional combine was open to anybody willing to pay the registration fee offering all 37 participants, including the first ever woman the chance of a lifetime. she had $275 and a dream. >> i've always been an athlete, always been a gamer. and when i had the opportunity to be in the nfl, one of the world's most competitive leagues, i absolutely had to take the chance. >> danica patrick's day also was cut short a blown tire forced her to crash into the wall in phoenix. a 37th place finish a week after crossing the finish line 8th at daytona. carl edwards turned it into a victory in the desert. for edwards, clearly fired up and celebrating in style. give him a 10 on the flip.
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so glad to see you this monday morning. i'm christi paul. just minutes ago queen elizabeth left the hospital after a short stay. take a look at her, she looks
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fit and healthy and happy. she was in the hospital, remember, for some sort of stomach bug. bucking ham palace said it was a precautionary measures. all of her events this week are postponed. we'll have a live report outside the hospital shortly with max foster. we're expecting a major announcement from president obama this morning. here are live pictures from the white house, in about 15 minutes president obama will nominate his choice for budget director and that is sylvia matthews burwell, smack in the middle of these ongoing budget battles between democrats and republicans. here's what we know about her. the charity director for the walmart foundation and prior toe that she was a deputy chief of staff under president clinton. we'll tell you more about her past and what her role as budget director will entail. we bring you president obama's announcement live when he steps up to the podium in about ten
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minutes. first i want to get to the shocking story in california. wait until you hear this call. a nurse refuses to give a woman living in an independent assistant living facility cpr and the woman dies. according to kget, it's because the place where the victim lived had no cpr policy in place and the facility is standing by the nurse's inaction. kelsi thomas walks us through what happened. >> what's the emergency? >> we need someone out at glenwood gardens -- >> what is the address? >> it's 11:07 tuesday morning, 87-year-old lorraine bayless collapsed in the dining room and unconscious and barely breathing. fire and ambulance crews are on the way. it takes about four minutes of question and answer for tracy al verson to assess the situation.
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>> we need to get cpr started that's not enough. >> we can't do cpr -- >> hands onto the passer by. i'll have her do it. if you have any -- >> no, no. >> anybody there can do cpr, give them the phone please. i understand if your facility not willing to do that. give the phone to pa passerby, this woman is not breathing enough, she's going to die if we don't get this started do you understand? >> i understand, i am a nurse but i cannot have our other senior citizens who don't know cpr. >> i will instruct them. >> in the dining room. >> i will instruct them. is there anyone there -- >> i don't understand why you're not willing to help this patient. >> i am, okay, great, i'll walk you through it. ems takes the liability for this [ bleep ]. i'm happy to help. this is even ems protocol. >> can you get -- right away?
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she's yelling at me and saying we have to have one of the other residents perform cpr. i'm feeling threats and i'm not going to do that and make that call. >> is there anybody that works there that's willing to do it. >> we can't do that. >> we're going to let this lady die? >> that's why we're calling 911 -- >> we can't wait right now. she is stopping breathing. she can't wait for them to get there. >> a little more than five minutes into the call, bayless remains untouched, barely breathing on the dining room floor. >> he's saying we don't. so you can talk to my boss and i'm -- >> okay they're refusing cpr, they are going to let her die. by the facility, yeah. >> when will the fire department be here? when will the -- >> they've been on the way all this time but we can't wait. this lady is going to die. >> okay, well, then if -- if you get anybody, any stranger that
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happens to walk by that's willing to help i understand if your boss is telling you you can't do it. but fz there any -- as a human being, i don't -- you know is there anybody there that's willing to help this lady and not let her die? >> not at this time. >> reporter: a little more than seven minutes after glen wood gardens dialed 911, she was taken to mercy hospital southwest where she later died. we asked why the staff refused to even try to resuscitate bayless. the executive director told me it is the policy of glenwood gardens that staff does not attempt cpr. the policy is in place because it's not a nursing facility. it's an independent living facility. and there are no nurses on staff to provide assistance sean residents are made aware of this when they move into the building. yet there was a nurse on scene after bayless collapsed. he wouldn't explain that. he issued a statement that said in part, in the event of a health emergency at this independent living community,
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our practice is to immediately call emergency medical personnel for assistance and to wait with the individual needing attention until such personnel arrives. that is the protocol we followed. as with any incident involving a resident, we will conduct a thorough internal review of this matter but we have no further comments at this time. toomer wouldn't give me a copy of the facility's policy. he said the staff is supposed to call for assistance during an emergency and that's exactly what they did. >> it's unbelievable when you hear that. isn't it? that was kelsi thomas from kget reporting. lorraine bayless is the woman who died, she was 87 years old and our affiliate did talk with her daughter and she said she's satisfied with the care her mother received, which may be surprising to hear from some of you. paul, we need to remind people, this took place at an independent living facility.
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i know there are different qualifications for a place like this. do you know what they are? >> i'd say there are sort of three dedescriptions you hear, one is an independent living facility, they have their own apartments and probably have their own cars in the parking lot. but there's probably a common dining room ands not considered to be a medical facility. and then you have things called assisted living facilities which are a step up. there is some medical care available. then of course you have nursing homes where you have a more sophisticated medical staff. this is at a lower level of the kind of place that people go to when they are elderly and when they retire. so that's basically what's involved. but of course, the owners of this facility are saying, hey, we have them sign a contract when they come in saying we don't provide any medical care and that all we do is call 911. so we have every right then not to administer cpr. from a legal standpoint, maybe
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they have a leg to stand on but from a moral standpoint, boy, to sit there and watch a woman die on the floor, a trained nurse, you know, i think it's just -- it's unspeakable that this would have happened. >> i would think if you pictured this happening on the street, i mean, you would think any joe smo would come up and try to help her. is there any indication as you listen to that, any indication that they they stopped anybody who might have wanted to step in and help? >> it certainly does not feel or sound like they did. i'm not so clear by the way, christi, that even if they had a clause in their contract that we don't supply medical care under any circumstances, that they are going to escape a lawsuit in this case. because that 911 operator was saying to this trained nurse or who was supposed to be a trained nurse, will you please ask somebody else to assist.
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i'll walk the person through. that may have created liability when they refused to cooperate with the 911 operator. the law basically says if you're in a facility and you have a reasonable expectation that that facility will provide medical care for you or assist in an emergency, then the facility may have a duty to you and if they don't fulfill that duty they can be sued. i'm just wondering if that 911 call and that disgraceful conduct may have grounds for a lawsuit, regardless of what the contract says. >> i'm wondering if people who have family members in facilities like this are taking a look at their contracts too. >> thank you, paul. >> i want to get you more on our breaking story. minutes ago queen elizabeth is out of the hospital. here is another picture of her as she was leaving. she was only there about 24 hours for a stomach bug. but cnn's max foster is joining us from outside the hospital in london right now. and max, your assessment, she
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looked pretty darn fit when she left. >> reporter: yes, she did. she was walking well and had a big smile. she was carrying a bag. looked like she was -- we were told she was due to come in for two days and out within one. positive views from her point of view. i do know that she is asked for no visitors to come to the hospital. she didn't want the fuss. she would have been desperate to get out of the hospital. she has been in the hospital for first time in ten years. she's in her mid-80s, there's going to be a big debate whether she's taking on too much. she should be handing moreover to the younger royals and standing back. she has a commitment to her work but it's clearly it's getting to the point where she's suffering for most people what would be a minor illness. >> you mentioned earlier she canceled or postponed her appearances this week.
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do we have any indication as to where she went and if she's receiving any sort of care outside the hospital? >> reporter: she's got her own doctor so i'm sure he'll checkup on her. she has a big trip organized to meet the president of rome. it was high profile the palace was pushing it with the media. that was something she had taken seriously. she had to cancel and she never cancels anything unless she absolutely has to. it has been a big week for her. there will be a lot of concern in the royal family that she is getting on now. but she is healthy for her age. she does every day read a big sack of government documents and that is said to keep her very young. but she is heading towards 90, that's the reality of the situation. >> yeah, 86 years old. max foster, thank you so much for keeping us apprised of what's happening there. this morning, there is a major milestone to report in the
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policies. we know that's critical in this current climate as we look to what will happen in terms of funding the federal government. there's also the issue of trying to reverse stop all of those deep spending cuts that went into effect late last week. you look back over the last four years, the critical role that the office of the omb played and the issues such as the fiscal cliff and debt ceiling. this is a very important role and this is someone who has been in that office before as deputy director in the clinton administration. she also had other roles in the clinton administration, the white house touting her budget and economic knowledge saying in a statement, her record proves that she knows how to cut wasteful spending in a smart way while also making the investments needed to grow the economy. one other point is, this administration, the white house in particular, has been under fire as the president started to roll out his picks for top roles, cabinet secretaries and others for his second
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administration, that he did not have a lot of women on that list. and that is really been more about males as part of this list to head key roles in this administration. this really addresses that issue of gender for the president. he's been criticized so much for, christi. >> good point. let me bring in christine romans now. and look kind of burwells past. christine, we know she brings a strong mix of business and government experience and philanthropic experience as well, right? >> she was running the walmart foundation giving walmart's many billions of dollars away and before that worked for the bill and melinda gates experience. she has the leadership experience at that level. when you talk to washington insiders it's the clinton era experience that is the most interesting of the she worked in the clinton white house under robert ruben alongside jacob
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lew, you have the clinton alums who know each other and coming back in the second administration of president obama and coming back at a time when this is a really critical job. this is the woman who's going to present the president's budget. don't forget the president still has a budget to prepare when we've been fighting about budgets quite ver sifr rousely. it doesn't rank as highly as the secretary treasury but this is a very important position here. when we talk about who are the president's money people, you talk about jacob lew, she'll be right up there with them trying to be an architect of the president's financial policies. you heard dan talk about women in the cabinet. she will be only the second, if confirmed by the senate, only the second omb director. alice rif land was the first. dan, i want to get back to you,
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whenever the president makes any sort of nomination, somebody has something to say about it. are there any red flags we know of here, anybody that may come out and say we don't agree with this nomination? >> reporter: what we've seen so far is folks want to get a sense of exactly what it is, look through her record before they've come out and said anything. no early indication yet that they'll be strong pushback on this nomination. all indications at this point is that she would be confirmed. but it's still early in the process. as you know, pointsed out correctly, every time the president has rolled out his cabinet picks, it's been at times controversial and strong pushback from capitol hill. we'll wait to see if that happens in this case as well. >> dan lothian and christine romans, we appreciate your insight. thank you so much. i want to let you know, along with burwell, the president is also making nominations, president obama will top gina mccarthy to head the environmental protection agency.
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she played a key role in pushing the agency's most contentious rules in first term. to lead the energy department, ern sest moniz, no stranger, served in the clinton administration as well. let me give you your top stories, congress returns to work in two hours facing two huge assignments. you know about the first, working with the president to deal with forced spending cuts. cnn was there as members left last thursday before president obama signed off on $85 billion in cuts. the government also faces a shutdown later this month unless congress and the president can agree on a continuing resolution here. the u.n.'s nuclear watch dog agency says iran is not allowing inspections of its nuclear program. calling on them to open up a
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where they are believed to have produced rockets. >> the queen, who turns 87 next month was being treated for a stomach bug. buckingham palace said the hospitalization was a precaution measure and she looks like she is doing just fine. all right, live pictures for you here of the president -- we'll show you that story too but right now live pictures of the east room of the white house. we're waiting for the president to step up to the podium. as soon as he does, we'll take you there live.
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it could be one of the toughest jobs in washington. live pictures coming to you here of the east room in the white house where president obama is expected to nominate sylvia matthews burwell as the new budget director. there she is. she actually served on that
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same -- on the management office of management and budget as a deputy director during the clinton administration from 1989 to 2001. she is part of the walmart women's initiative. as soon as he steps up to the mike, we'll take you there. you can see folks in the front row with their kids. what a day this is for them. but, again, it looks like sylvia matthews burwell who is going to have the tough task of putting together a federal budget and spending policies and reverse the spending cuts that went into play. okay, we've got a couple of minutes here before they'll get to that. but so the meantime we'll take you back when it happens. i want to get you to a florida family who gathered to remember a man they loved killed when a sinkhole damaged their home. crews have been working two days to savely tear down this thing, at least what's left of it. there's some pictures of what's been happening this morning. the sinkhole just opened up on
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thursday, presumably killing 37-year-old jeff bush as he slept in his bed. as a crane started to tear down the house, there was a small and important development, some of the family treasures were saved such as a bible and photo album. crews are trying to determine whether the house is safe enough to get anything else out. maybe they are doing that moment by moment as they tear down pieces of it george howell is there now. what's been happening this morning? >> reporter: christi, when you see the house now, the front end of that house has been torn down. the crews have just stopped their work temporarily. again, they've been working to move the debris closer to the street so the family can get a lot of belongings and valuables that have been recovered from that home. now, we just heard a few minutes ago from jeremy bush. he said he appreciates the fact they've been working to get valuables but they want the
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crews to keep looking for his brother. listen. >> the house is still standing. the only reason the house fell is because they put the machines on it. i feel that they could have tried harder to get my brother out of there. my mom and dad are going through hell right now. my mom waking up every hour on the hour crying in bed. she's going through hell. no one wants to bury their kid before they go. i love you mom and dad and tried to save your son. tried my hardest. >> reporter: the search for jeremy's brother ended this weekend. crews say that ground there that you see is just too unstable to go -- to look for his brother in that area. the other thing about that land, you see the foundation, the foundation is still standing but these crews are concerned that the foundation itself could collapse. they are not sure exactly how big this hole is. again as they clear the debris and clear the house from the foundation, they'll have a better sense of what they are
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dealing with. >> george, thank you so much for bringing us the latest from florida. we want to get you back to washington, d.c. right now as we're waiting for the president to nominate sylvia matthews burwell as the budget director and i want to bring dan lothian and christine romans back into the conversation. dan, this is a position she knows well to some degree, yes? >> reporter: that's right. she worked in the clinton administration in the role of deputy. and now of course the president nominating her or will be nominating her -- >> dan, the president just stepped up. let's take a listen here. >> everybody have a seat. have a seat. good morning, everybody. this afternoon i'll hold my first cabinet meeting of my second term. and there will be some new faces and familiar facts in new jobs but also seats waiting to be filled on a permanent basis. today i'm announcing my plan to
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nominate three outstanding individuals to help us tackle some of our most important challenges. one of those challenges is building on work we've done to control our own energy future while reducing pollution that contributes to climate change. and few people have played more of a role in addressing these issues than current secretary of energy steven chu, he has helped us to speed the transition to more sustainable sources of energy and given more of our brightest young scientists the opportunity to pursue ideas that will shape our future. i cannot be more grateful to steve for the incredible contribution that he's made to this country. and now that he's decided to leave washington for sunny california, i'm proud to nominate another brilliant scientist to take his place, mr.
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ernie moniz. there's ernie right there. [ applause ] the good news is that -- >> we're not just nominating obviously sylvia matthews burwell who you see on the right side of your screen, but that is ernie moniz with mccarthy. dan, what kind of task does sylvia matthew burwell have ahead of her? >> reporter: it's a major task we've been talking about the fact there have been so many fiscal crises happening over the last four years and certainly now as well that the most pressing one is trying to halt those spending cuts that took place at the end of last week. then there's what's going to happen in terms of funding the federal government and the white
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house has said that it supports this cr or this continuing resolution that would help sort of bridge the gap and allow the federal government to continue running and prevent that shutdown. these are important issues that she would have to deal with if nominated. you look back over the last four years and there have been things such as the fiscal cliff and the debt ceiling and these are all major fiscal issues that the office of omb has played a critical role and director has played a critical role in guiding the decision-making and crunched the numbers if you will as well. this is an important role as the administration tries to stabilize these fiscal issues they are currently facing. >> christine romans, you know everything about money as we talk about. what does she bring to the table in your opinion? you studied her background, what can she do and what will be red flags? >> this is about crunching the
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numbers but also about politics and getting the president's vision in a budget and getting the budget presented to the american people. that's what this job is. she's the one that's going to put the president's vision into numbers on paper that are supposed to be the budget. we have all of these hiccups and budget theatrics in washington right now. so this job is a really big job. she's 47 years old, only the second woman to hold this position if confirmed. alice riflands was the only other woman to hold this job. it is a very big job. another thing to remember, jacob lew, the treasury secretary, also a clinton alum, she has experience in the private sector in the gates foundation and walmart foundation. but it's the clinton era experience, those alums from then that are really rising in the second obama administration. >> all righty, christine romans and dan lothian. thanks so much. we're back after a quick break. director's voice: here we go. from the top. and action
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good monday morning, i'm christi paul. i want to give you a check on the top stories, a disagreeing about the murder of marco mcmilian, a mississippi mayoral candidate, his family con tends he was beaten and dragged and burned. the coroner says he's not sure where the information is coming from and says there are signs of an altercation but that isn't what killed him. we do know police have charged 22-year-old lawrence reed with murder. secretary of state john kerry continues his overseas trip by meeting with palestinian president mahmoud abbas he
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pledged $250 million in u.s. aid to support the country's future as a democracy. i cannot believe i have to tell you about another winter storm hitting the northern plains and moving east. could blan et the nation's capital with a foot of snow. the actual amount depends on the trajectory it takes. strong winds could trigger coastal flooding and storm surge. do take care if you're in that area. for many veterans wrestling with the demons of war, the journey to healing and happiness could begin on a bicycle. this is ride 2 recovery, a series of bike tours, each one stretching hundreds of miles. many of the wounded vets say it transforms them. they sleep better. they find new friends. they reawaken a hopefulness that had grown pretty dim. john warden is the founder of ride 2 recovery and joins us from gulfport, mississippi. thanks so much for the work you're doing and secondly, i
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know you and the program were featured on "60 minutes" and i watched part of it. you discussed the case of clay hunt, haunted by ptsd. let's listen. >> he was the darkest of the dark. you could look in his eyes and see that hopelessness. >> could he ever articulate what it was? >> he would always say, you know what, john, i don't feel like being here anymore. >> meaning he should have been killed in iraq with his buddies. >> you took him into your home and did almost everything possible to help him but he committed suicide at the age of just 28. is his death a sober reminder of how haunting ptsd is to you and the people you've met? >> there's no question. it's a very difficult thing because each person that has ptsd deals with it in 'different
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way. and it manifests itself with triggers that you don't know what they are. with clay, it was -- it was always trying to help people and make the world a better place. and he was frustrated by the fact it wasn't happening the way he thought it should. he didn't think that the support for veterans was as good as it should have been. and it really frustrated him. and riding his bike with ride to recovery, really helped him deal with that and made him a better person. he liked riding bikes. when he was living with me, we would go mountain biking near my house and really have a good time. and it was the happiest he ever was. >> john, i mean, where are we falling short here? what do vets with ptsd need from us that we're not giving them? >> that's a very complicated question, but the short answer is, i think that many people look at ptsd as a medical
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problem, when ptsd is more of a life problem. it's how do you adjust from the chaos that you had in iraq and afghanistan and now you come back to america and your family is different, your community is different, and you're treated different. and the support system that these guys have is just not there. and that's what we try to help with, with ride to roar recovery, try to create the sense of family community where other vets had gone what they have gone through and someone to talk to and they have an outlet by riding a bike. a lot of them have physical injuries but riding allows them to ride together. we have hands cycles, recouple bents and adapt the bikes for the warriors so she can all ride together to give them an opportunity for group therapy on wheels. >> how have you seen firsthand some of these veterans change in your program as they are
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cycling? >> well, i mean, we just started to ride yesterday in new orleans and we're riding across the gulf coast. and you know, the first day you'll see all of the guys, they'll be off by themselves in the corner and won't really talk to anybody. they'll be by themselves. by the end of the week, they'll be in the middle of a group talking and laughing and having a good time. you can see over time they go from being antisocial and sort of alone to being part of a group and it was funny this morning at breakfast, i was listening to one of guys who did the ride last year talk to one of the new guys and they were talking about their first day's experience. and the guy was like, i have no idea how much fun this was and how cool this was. and the vet that had been on the ride last year was telling them, the thing that makes the ride great, not the ride as much as the comradery and fellowship. you'll go home with phone numbers and have people to call.
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when you're up at 2:00 a.m., you have someone to call who understands what you're going through. i think that's what part of the magic -- >> part of the magic is. john wore. wordin thanks so much. let them know we appreciate and are so grateful for their service and grateful every day. thank you. >> thank you, christi. >> we're going to be right back. one.
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last hour we started to tell you about halle berry's new movevy "the call." we want to get back and continue that conversation because i know we started to talk about how her real life has some actual similarities to this role in this movie, right? >> yeah, absolutely. we'll do take two here christi of halle berry. to pick up where we left off. i was telling about halle berry talking about having to make a 911 call to 911 about a year before she started doing this film. here's what she told me. >> i did have to call 911 about a year before i made this movie. i had someone attempting to break in my house.
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when i called, i told the 911 operator, i think they are in my house. and from the time i thought they were in, i couldn't stop talking and the operator said to me, ma'am, if they are in your house, you must be quiet. stop talking and i could not stop talking. she kept telling me, ma'am, be quiet. be quiet. and i could not stop talking. so next time if i ever have to call, i know the importance of being quiet and listening to someone. >> and that is such a good point. earlier this year an obsessed fan richard franco pled no contest to felony stalking after being arrested outside her home. he tried to or actually broken into her home three times. last time she came face to face with him and that's when she called 911. franco was sentenced to 386 days in jail, five years probation, but christi, halle also broke some news while she was out promoting the call that has people very excited.
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she revealed she's coming back to x-men one more time, playing storm again in the next movie. because there was a lot of speculation whether or not she would be coming back. >> nice. thanks so much. great interview. >> sure. >> it was supposed to simply be a change of policy but turned into a huge pr nightmare for yahoo!. everyone must work at work not at home. not sitting well with everybody. clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've got nine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announcer ] ensure clear. nine grams protein. zero fat. in blueberry/pomegranate and peach. two. three. my credit card rewards are easy to remember with the bankamericard cash rewards credit card. earn 1% cash back everywhere, every time. [ both ] 2% back on groceries. [ all ] 3% on gas. no hoops to jump through. i earn more cash back on the things i buy the most. [ woman ] it's as easy as... one!
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you know several technology companies are known for flexible working hours and locations and i know you've heard yahoo! is making a big change. as they look to have all employees come into the office, no more remotely connecting to the office here.
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yahoo!'s new ceo wants her employees would work side by side. it's not sitting well with a lot of people, particularly working mothers. barbara turbit is executive editor of working mother magazine and prena gupta. we appreciate you being with us. prena, let me start with you. you worked from home a good chunk of your professional life. what was your initial reaction to this new man date? >> when i first heard about it, first thought was i'm glad i don't work at yahoo!. i worked from home most of my life. i started my own company as well. i've managed a large team and large organization and i understand the challenges presented when some ever your employees work from home. i believe that flexibility is ultimately better and leads to greater productivity for workers and better for employees and employers. >> barbara, we know technology
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has given us new tools and help us be in two places at once. do you think we need to be in the office five days a week? >> absolutely not. in fact, smart companies realize that the way to attract and retain good talent is to make their lives better in terms of their work and their life. and so like we put out the 100 best companies every year and these companies, which include a lot of tech companies by the way, know that flexibility like work from home policies are really good for their employees and for their profits. >> barbara, i think what might have left a sour taste in people's mouths is the fact that mier has made provisions for her family, built a nursery next to her office. is that going to be detrimental to her ability to lead when she's mandating that telecommuting but making allowance for herself and child that others can't maybe afford? >> i think so. she is sort of a reluctant role model but we need to look at
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woman like that as role models. not very many fortune 500 ceos. so far we've seen her be pregnant and get hired by yahoo!. then she took two weeks maternity leave when she had her baby, maybe not so good but we'll respect her choice. then she built the nursery with her own money but makes $17 million in five years. we thought, wish i could have a nursery next to my office. now she's eradicating work from home policy. it's sorts of been this progression of we're happy, well we're questioning on now we're made at her. yes, i don't know if she's setting a great example for her employees. >> let me ask you, there's a strong reaction from working moms specifically as barbara was talking about, about the new man date. what about people who don't have children? are they being punished by being forced to come into the office every day as well? do they feel that? >> yeah, absolutely.
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i don't have children and you know, i'm married as well and my husband is a man without children. we both feel strongly that working from home is better for everyone. and you know, the thing is, this idea that everyone should be in the office five days a week eight hours every day, it's a pretty anty quaited idea. you had to come into the office from work, that's decades ago. we work from home every evening, every weekend now most of us. why not give people the flexibility to work when they are most productive. >> thank you both, ladies, so much forgiving us your thoughts. we appreciate it. thank you, all of you at home. hope monday has been good so far. i'm christi paul, cnn newsroom with ashley ban field continues. . but that doesn't mean i don't want to make money. i love making money. i try to be smart with my investments. i also try to keep my costs down.
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